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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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Claremont McKenna is a highly rated private college located in Claremont, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,340 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Claremont McKenna acceptance rate is 10%. Popular majors include Economics, Political Science and Government, and Research and Experimental Psychology. Graduating 91% of students, Claremont McKenna alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $55,900.

About

500 E 9th St
Claremont, CA 91711
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Claremont McKenna College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

CMC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
10%
Application Deadline
January 5
SAT Range
1360-1510
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$24,456 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$49,354 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
52%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
96%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 26 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 29 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 28 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • All
    0%
  • None
    100%
  • Some
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,340 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
40%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
  • Econ "bro" that's probably "studying abroad" in DC
    36%
  • Future consultant hoping to get super rich
    36%
  • Driven
    14%
  • Outgoing
    7%
  • Upper-middle class white boys
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
96%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 25 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 35 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
  • Econ Majors
    42%
  • Go-getters
    25%
  • Home away from home
    17%
  • Bros and valedictorians
    8%
  • Super rich kids
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$72,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
70%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 10 responses

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